This is an Ansible implementation of a network workbench for modelling and developing and testing Network Automation. The idea is to build a Toolset that also can hold the network surrounding systems. Thinking of services like DHCP, IPAM, Radius, but also the setup of Automation with Ansible. Next to this also thinking about how to deploy and building of CI/CD pipelines. There should be several blogs posts coming up on this setup:
- Building the NetWorkBench
- About setup and selecting a proper network toolset, and howto use a virtual test envirnoment
- Finding a source of truth
- About IPAM YAML, how things can work together and how to keep config and a deployment framework in sync. In other words howto build towards statefull deployment.
Like all projects here this is a spare time project. So the ideas are there but progress is slow ;-) Usually comes down to not finding the time to sit down and write about it.